Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
However, Yu couldn't advance to the final as he failed to make the top eight in the physical tests held from September 22 to 23, according to the new rule of the championships.
The striker said that joining Atletico Madrid was an "attractive challenge" and that he had spoken to Antoine Griezmann and Uruguay international Diego Godin about the club.
MADRID, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid kicked off their title defense with a draw away to Real Sociedad this weekend, while Villarreal showed their firepower and Granada ended a perfect week. Here are some things we learned during Matchday 2 in La Liga.
Chengdu was the only side who had pocketed three wins consecutively in the first three rounds of the league.
Granada were last season's surprise package with a seventh place finish qualifying them for Europe for the first time in the club's history and the first week of this season implies their second campaign could be just as good.
Guangzhou Evergrande already secured the first position in this division by 31 points. However, the second and third position also see fierce competition between Jiangsu and Shandong, who gained the same number of points and are ranked only on goal difference. Enditem
According to Italian media outlets, Vidal has signed a two-year contract with the Nerazzurri including an option for a third year. Enditem
"Some of our players are newly came back from national team training, it's normal for them to face some difficulties in cooperation with other team mates," said Jiangsu head coach Cai Bin.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan have secured the top four place in Group B of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday, after completing a 5-1 victory against Qingdao Huanghai.
"We played very well against a good team. We won more tackles and played very offensively today," Frankfurt's Sebastian Rode said.